Y&R is committed to helping local communities through volunteer programs; encouraging employees to spend one day a year working with their colleagues and a second day on their own personal charitable work. In 2012, Y&R employees across the globe worked on diverse and worthy schemes.
Y&R New York organised food distribution pantries, resume workshops and care home renovations, and following Hurricane Sandy, extra time was dedicated to clean-ups and donation drives. In Budapest they renovated a park for adults with physical and mental disabilities, and in Israel a ‘fun day’ of escapism was organised for the underprivileged children of the Beit Ha’Yeled School.
Y&R Cape Town packed food for Stop Hunger Now; Geneva worked with a local drug rehabilitation charity; Redhouse Y&R in Mauritius helped children with learning difficulties; and, at Y&R Uruguay, staff volunteered to build houses for the homeless.